Wilson Gardner, Aug. 23, 1913, Kilgore

Wilson Gardner was born in 1861 and married to Hattie Gardner in 1898. 

On August 23, 1913, Wilson Gardner was hung by a belt under a trestle in Kilgore, Alabama. The authorities stated that there “were no clues to the Jefferson County lynching.” It is believed that Mr. Gardner was beaten to death before he was hanged. He would have been 52 at the time of his death. 

Hana Presley 

Jefferson State Community College 


Selected Sources 

“Deputy Finds No Clue to Jefferson County Lynching,” The Montgomery Advertiser, August 26, 1913, page 10.